Facebook founder & CEO meets with KU students

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The man behind Facebook spent part of his Friday in Kansas.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted that he would be doing a live discussion in Kansas Friday morning.   That discussion started at 11:00 a.m. and was carried live on his Facebook page.   It took place at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. 

 During the hour-long event, Zuckerberg discussed what he's learned on what he calls his "Year of Travel challenge".    He told the crowd  he was most surprised by the extent of the opiod crisis in the nation.   He also addressed the Facebook ads purchased by Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign.  Zuckerberg said Facebook had 10,000 people who work on security issues, and he plans to double that number.  

Zuckerberg said this is the final trip of the challenge.  Earlier this week he posted after visiting a wind farm in the Oklahoma panhandle.  

The 33-year-old CEO has spent the past year visiting states he hadn't been to yet to learn more from regular people and local communities — stopping by an opioid treatment center, an oil rig and a seafood processing plant along the way. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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